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1. A philosophy or method of inquiry concerned with the perception and experience of objects and events as the basis for the investigation of reality.
2. A philosophical movement based on this, originated by Edmund Husserl around 1905.

phe·nom′e·no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
phe·nom′e·no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
phe·nom′e·nol′o·gist n.


[fəˌnɒmənəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] ADJfenomenológico
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There are multiple names and descriptions of phenomenological research in the literature.
Based on this approach, things in themselves cannot be 'inferred' but only experienced (Lozano Diaz, 2006), so instead of resorting to positivist interpretations, it recognizes and validates subjective knowledge, searching through the phenomenological method for the description of the perceiving subject.
Attitudinal and Phenomenological Theories of Pleasure, EDEN LIN
This overview of phenomenological psychology for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, ethics, and religion offers a phenomenological exploration of the ethics of lived experiences, examining ethical decision making in everyday life.
To manage this ambitious venture, the book has been organized into two parts, geared toward explicating his understanding of philosophical engagement with scripture as a phenomenological hermeneutics.
Tomorrow Hadjioannou and Vrahimis will begin by introducing basic concepts in the phenomenological tradition, and move on to a careful reading and group discussion of a selection of texts that relate phenomenology to the arts.
Moores suggests that a more enhanced understanding of place emerges through the phenomenological insight that a place is created through sensory experience, dwelling and 'repetitive habitual practices' (p.
Ideographic phenomenological data analysis was used to analyze the transcribed data through which researcher identified themes.
He surveys recent scholarship on the beginnings of the phenomenological theory, existentialist critiques of Husserl's theory, language-analytic accounts and the new empiricism, computer models and functional explanations, criticisms of the analytic-empirical approach, extensions of the phenomenological theory, and a hybrid project that contains the best of both approaches.
22-23 September 2011, international conference on phenomenological perspectives on cultural change and environmental challenges was held in Vilnius.